Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sweater for a rainy day

Sweater for a rainy day
Originally uploaded by tangocatmum
I realized as I was weaving in the last few ends on this sweater today, this is my fifth anniversary of (re-)learning to knit. I'm loving it, a day without knitting is rare, even if it's just a few rows. Sometimes I fall asleep thinking about projects or resolving problems or issues with a current project. I'm sure a few genius ideas that happen at those moments have slipped through the cracks.
Knitting has definitely opened me to colors I never would have considered wearing in the past. I have never owned anything brown in my life, not even shoes! This is Sanguine Gryphon's Bugga! sock yarn, colorway is Oak Timberworm; four full skeins, which I think works out to about a mile of yarn. My gauge was 7 stitches an inch, which I think works out to about 430,000 stitches.
Knitting has also given me a huge, extended family of fiber friends all over the world (hi all of you out there!), who inspire, enable and help me every day in real life and on ravelry.com.

Here's to many more years of lovely yarns, knitting, and sweater weather.

1 comment:

Marianne said...

LOVE the sweater! Gorgeous colours and especially with the more brighter up around the yoke/top area, love how those skeins worked out!
Happy knitting anniversary, I'm very glad you're here :^) xox